Valentine Proposal

Monkey I love Billy ZeeThe first thing to do after you say “Yes I will marry you!” is to tell all of your friends and family. You can do this by phone, email, twitter, facebook or face to face. These people will be very happy for you and many of them will be in your wedding party. They will support you 100% during this time.

Next you will need to set a date and find all the professionals to help you create the wedding of your dreams. Usually the last professional you hire is the DJ, since the date, time, and location will determine their availability. You should not underestimate the DJ’s pivotal role as a planner, director, and MC. A qualified DJ will use their vast experience to help you make a flowing timeline and execute a worry free reception.

DJ Billy Zee is your perfect solution to make every detail fit, just like a bride’s wedding dress. The online planning forms will assist in bringing your personality and details together for a seamless timeline. Your songs will be chosen before the wedding, so DJ Billy Zee will mix the songs you and your friends will enjoy.

Read the testimonials of satisfied clients. Look for the 2016 Bride’s Choice Award given to the top 5 percent of wedding professionals. Find leaders of organizations like the Baltimore DJ Association and you will find a qualified DJ.

Finally you must say “I Do” to the question, “Should I hire DJ Billy Zee?” ………..Well?

ADJA Code of Professional Conduct

adjalogoAs a member of the ADJA, I commit myself to business excellence and will:

•  Operate my business in an ethically sound manner while maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct.
•  Abide by all laws and regulations governing my professional activities.
•  Use legal forms of music and performance materials in the conduct of my entertainment services.
•  Be honest and realistic conveying talent, abilities, and level of services to my clients.
•  Deliver products and services to my clients, as promised, to the best of my abilities.
•  Use a written contract clearly stating all charges, services, products, performance expectations and other essential information.
•  Provide a safe work environment with adequate protection for my clients & their guests.
•  Maintain adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for all business activities.

   Agencies hire subcontracters who may not follow these code of ethics. Their interest is to find the cheapest DJ to work for them so they get a higher percentage. It is unfortunate that some clients are receiving subpar DJs disguised as professional.

   DJ Billy Zee is a member of the national ADJA and the local BADJA chapter. He is also a member of the BADJA board of directors.

What is the American Disc Jockey Association?

The ADJA is an association of professional mobile entertainers. The mission of the American Disc Jockey Association is to encourage success for its members through continuous education, camaraderie, and networking. We believe that through involvement in this professional organization, DJ’s achieve more as a group than they can individually. The American Disc Jockey Association is an organization of professional Disc Jockeys.

Goals of the A.D.J.A.

The primary goal of The American Disc Jockey Association is to educate Disc Jockeys so that each member acts ethically and responsibly. We would also like to educate consumers on how to go about choosing a true professional Disc Jockey.

Association members have already invested their time and money to become a member. This indicates that each member is a serious business person. We are confident our members will provide you with the best possible entertainment for your affair.


DJ name: Bill Ziemski aka DJ Billy Zee -The Party Shaker

Company name: All Requests DJ

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BADJA Member Spotlight

BADJALogoDescribe entertainment services provided.

    I offer the expected DJ/MC services with quality sound for every event. Most of my clients are for Weddings, Bar/Batmitzvahs, Schools, and Birthdays. I go beyond the expected services by offering lighting, ceremony sound systems, 22” monitor screens for photo montages, 100” projection screens for music videos, live camera to capture guests dancing, love mixes, online planning and creating time lines for each event. I accommodate my equipment and performance style for the type of event.

Awards achieved (include DJ and Non DJ awards)

Bride’s Choice Award 2010 from Wedding Wire.
Official DJ of Mt. View Middle
Official DJ of Mora Crossman Rec.Center – Baltimore City Schools.
John Philip Sousa Award- Recognizes Best High School Music Achievement

I won best Hawaiian shirt and a watermelon eating contest – but I digress.

How did you get started in the DJ business?

     I began playing cocktail piano for an agency, who booked me for events in the 1990s. When I saw DJs setting up after my performance, I thought ‘I can do that.” I offered my DJ services to the agency using my meager sound system. At the time, my devotion was to playing drums and piano in bands and never thought much of “press play DJs.”

I continued to believe musicians were superior to DJs until after I played a dueling piano show in OC for 2 summers. There was a DJ in the next room who I would watch on my breaks. He was working the crowd and creating as much excitement as a live band! This is when I learned that a DJ can do more then “press play.” I absorbed everything I could to create a one man DJ show that was as fun and exciting without being cheesy or over the top.

Do you have another job?

      Currently I am DJing full time to offer the best possible service for my clients. I resigned in 2009 as a Baltimore City music teacher for 11 years, teaching grades PreK -7, Special Ed and emotional disturbed students. I have a Maryland teaching certification. My original college degree is in economics and accounting, so I have made quite a turn in employment fields.

What is your entertainment approach to the evening?

    It is never the same, which keeps this job from being mundane. First, I listen to what my client expects for their event. Then I can approach the planning process based on my client’s needs. The core of every event is the music, which ranges from cocktail music to dance.

The key for me is mixing the music. Usually I will receive a list of songs from the clients to mix, which gives me a good idea of their personality. Music is always non stop with no dead air. If a song is not working for the dancers, I mix into a better song. My goal is to create a memorable, enjoyable time – even if you are not a dancer. Elegant fun.

Why is a BADJA membership important to you as a DJ?

    The Baltimore Area DJ Association brings credentials to my service. Clients will know that I am a professional DJ who is part of an established organization. I like growing as a disc jockey by being around the top DJ professionals in my area. Our monthly meetings give me inspiration and valuable information to apply to my business.

What personal hobbies, interests, or talents can you share that is not listed on your web site?

     Music is my life. I started out with the conundrum of “What instrument do you want to play Bill?” The drum set was my 1st choice. I played drums in the Archbishop Curley jazz band and orchestra in high school. I also played drums for the following bands: Sojourn (progressive rock), Fat Tuesday (R& B) and Class Act (wedding band).

    This lead to learning piano where I played in Irish bars, dueling piano shows (Lil Ditty’s), Nutty Buddies (minor league baseball show), and I started the Green Onions oldies band. All along I taught myself guitar and harmonica, while learning some basic skills on other instruments. I have applied many of these skills at DJ events. I played cocktail piano, played Cajun accordion for Mardi Gras party and still bring out the harmonica for the DJ Bill Blues Brother show.

What equipment do you use for your events?

    Great sound is very important to me and I have spent countless dollars on professional gear. I enjoy when guests can hold a conversation with music playing and also feel the bass beat when the dancing starts. Different combinations are used for different events. (EV, JBL, Mackie, Numark, Shure, wireless mics…) A detailed listing can be found on my site under sound lighting.. One subwoofer is used 90% of the time with two EV SXA 360 speakers at no extra charge to the client. Extra sound for gyms will need two JBL SRX 18” subs and two EV ZXA5 Speakers.

     I have many options: ceremony sound, 100” screen, 40” screen, 22” screen, music videos, photo montages, live camera, lasers, smoke, bubbles, mirror ball, colored moving lights, and ambient lighting.

   I predominately mix using a laptop and controller with the music and videos stored in a WD 1 TB hard drive. A dual Cd player is available for backup.

Do you have other comments you need to let DJ or clients know about your DJ Company?

     Clients should know that a professional DJ will put more then the 4 hours into your event. Time goes into advertising, keeping music current, buying new gear, developing the business, developing the show, planning events, setup, break down, etc…. Even the highest priced DJ is a bargain if they are a true professional.

      I have purchased many “as seen on TV” miracle items that promise you the moon for $9.99, which seem too good to be true. In the end, guess what? – those cheap items were too good to be true. I found inexpensive items offering you everything just never deliver their claim. The same is true with DJs.

     I deliver! My prices are not the lowest but considering my equipment, experience and dedication to your event, it is extremely fair. You get more then what you pay for. Read the testimonials on my site from real DJ Billy Zee clients.

Every event is important to me and I do whatever it takes to make it a success! No stress.


DJ name:          Bill Ziemski      aka       DJ Billy Zee -The Party Shaker

Company name:           All Requests DJ

Company email:

Company web site:

                                                 DJ Billy Zee

Price of Prodessional DJs

I will admit that I fell for the “As seen on TV” products that promise you the moon. Kitchen appliances and cleaning units still sit in my house collecting dust. Their claims fell through and they could not deliver, which disappointed me.

    It is the same with DJs. Low cost Djs need partys to perform so they can gain experience. They will work as bottom feeders at the lowest price, so you hire them. $400 for a wedding Dj sounds like a good deal, but how many events have you been where you just have to roll your eyes at the entertainment. This is the cheap DJ, trying to be the star with cheesy inappropriate routines and announcements.

    Now consider the professional mobile DJ who has equipment that is clean of wires, road worthy, and can operate at the perfect sound levels for music and announcements. Consider the Djs years of experience. This professional has learned and grew from their past experiences. Each event the pro Dj can offer new and time tested ideas.

  Let’s look beyond the intangible asset (experience. service, setup, planning, practicing, equipment operation, skills, reputation, awards, organization affiliations……), that goes into a mobile DJs price. The fact that you found this website is part of a DJ’s tangible cost – advertising.

Here are my varying estimate costs from past years:

Advertising                                    $3,000 – $10.000
New Equipment                              $5,000 – $20,000
Repairs                                         $1,000 – $2,000
Radio Edited Cd subscription            $800    – $800
Other Cd’s                                     $1,000 – $2,000
Music Video Subscription                  $1,900 – $1900
Supplies/ Giveaways                        $1,000 – $3,000
Office Expense, Utilities, Phone         $1,500 – $2,000 +
Truck Expense                                $1,000 – 2,000

Expenses could range from                $16,200 – $41,700

If a low cost DJ worked every saturday in the year his income is
$400 x 52 = $20,800 revenue

            $20,800 revenue – $16,200 expense = $4,600 profit

Would a professional live on $4,600? This is if the DJ books 52 events and has the low end typical professional expense. It is difficult to predict a DJs expenses and revenue. I know there are other expenses not listed like insurance and taxes, but this should give you a basic idea.

A professional mobile DJ needs to charge his value which is beyond $400. Please support your professional mobile Djs or we will continue to be inundated with inferior entertainment that makes us roll our eyes.

DJ name: Bill Ziemski aka DJ Billy Zee -The Party Shaker

Company name: All Requests DJ

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Find DJ Billy Zee on Facebook

I enjoy sending information on facebook about my musical life. I also get to know more about my friends, families, and clients. I have many bride and grooms who become friends on face book before I DJ their wedding. This gives me valuable insight on their personality and helps me direct their wedding. I become a friend and a disc jockey with the help of facebook.

Become a friend on my personal page and we can follow each others posts. Don’t forget to also become a fan on the DJ business page at

DJ name: Bill Ziemski aka DJ Billy Zee -The Party Shaker

Company name: All Requests DJ

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Badja Beat publication

DJ Billy Zee is a member of the Board of Directors of the local Baltimore DJ Association. He serves as the publications director which includes 2 meetings per month, spotlighting BADJA DJs and publishing the “Badja Beat.”

The current “BADJA Beat” can be found at on the bottom of the front page. It is a review of the Baltimore DJ’s monthly meeting, DJ products, and member news. Local DJs will find access to many helpful links, which can be helpful to the DJ profession.

DJ Billy Zee is committed to supplying the best in service by being a member of the Baltimore Area DJ Association. A monthly members meeting for members to further enhance the profession and a monthly board of directors meeting to keep Badja a local vibrant organization.

DJ name:          Bill Ziemski      aka       DJ Billy Zee -The Party Shaker

Company name:           All Requests DJ

Company email:

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History of Wedding Traditions

For ancient Greeks and Romans, the bouquet was a pungent mix of garlic and herbs or grains. The garlic was supposed to ward off evil spirits and the herbs or grains were to insure a fruitful union. In ancient Poland, it was believed that sprinkling sugar on the bride’s bouquet kept her temper sweet.

The wedding cake has always played an important part in the wedding. Ancient Romans broke a cake over the bride’s head to symbolize fertility or abundance. Many other cultures dropped wheat, flour or cake on the bride’s head, and then ate the crumbs for good luck. The early British baked baskets of dry crackers and every guest took one home after the wedding. In medieval times, guests brought small cakes and piled them on a table. The bride and groom then attempted to kiss over the cakes. Eventually, a young baker decided to put all the cakes together and cover them with frosting, thus the tiered wedding cake was born.

Traditionally, brides did not wear white wedding gowns. Through the 18th century, most brides just wore their Sunday best to their wedding. Red was a favorite during the Middle Ages in Europe. Other colors were worn for symbolic reasons: blue meant constancy and green meant youth. As years passed, white was worn as a symbol of purity. Today, white merely symbolizes the wedding and is worn by any bride, no matter if it is their second marriage.

The first kiss a bride and groom share at the close of the ceremony has carried special significance through the centuries. Many cultures believed that the couple exchanged spirits with their breath and part of their souls were exchanged as well.

The first weddings comprised of a groom taking his bride by capture. He would take her somewhere hidden away so her relatives and villagers couldn’t find them. There they stayed for one moon phase and drank mead, a wine make from honey, to make them more amorous. Thus, the word “honeymoon” was born. Today, the honeymoon is the time when the couple can get away for awhile.

The wedding ring has traditionally been worn on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed that a vein in this finger ran directly to the heart. The third finger of the left hand has become the customary wedding-ring finger for all English-speaking cultures.

Throwing Rice 
One of the oldest wedding traditions, the custom of throwing rice, originated with the ancient Hindus and Chinese. In these cultures, rice is the symbol of fruitfulness and prosperity. Tossing it after the ceremony was believed to bestow fertility upon the bride and groom. Eating rice and other grains was thought to guarantee health, wealth and happiness for the newlyweds. Today, rice tossing is being replaced by the more ecologically friendly birdseed tossing, because uncooked rice is damaging to birds that eat it off the church lawn.

Mystique and romance has surrounded the veil for more than one thousand years. Originally, the veil is thought to have been used to hide the bride from abductors, just as the similar dress of her bridesmaids was meant to do. But a more romantic interpretation evolved later which believed that concealment (as the bride’s face beneath a veil) rendered what was hidden more valuable. Another early interpretation of the veil was that it symbolized youth and virginity.

Disc Jockey 
You should call on DJ as soon as you know the date of your wedding. This will help make sure you can secure the best there is as some DJs are booked up to one (1) year in advance. It is a good idea to make sure the D.J. you hire is a professional. Once you have selected the DJ they should sit down with you and go over the entire event. (i.e. first dance, bouquet toss, garter throw, best man toast, etc.) The DJ is much more than background and dance music. He is the one person with the power (the microphone). He is the one who motivates and moves your guests.

   Dj Billy Zee will make sure every detail is covered, so you can enjoy your wedding without any worries.

Mitzvah, birthday, anniversary & family games

Coke and Pepsi
A partner game where you are Coke and your partner is Pepsi. Two lines are formed across the dance floor.  DJ Billy Zee calls out Coke or Pepsi and that side runs and sits on the knee of their partner. Last one to the other side eliminates the partner team. DJ Billy Zee will mix this game up by using other names and other things to do, i.e. call out Seven-Up and both lines run to the middle and high 5 their partner and run back.

Balloon Stomp
This is a very high-energy game. Everybody gets a balloon attached to a string and ties it to their ankle. The object is to pop other balloons while protecting yours. Players must stay within arranged areas. DJ Billy Zee will also have a balloon tied to his ankle. If no one can pop the DJs balloon then no one wins a prize!
You can spice this up by adding a freeze portion. When the music stops, all must stop.

Stuff a Shirt
Guest of honor and 1-3 friends are given and oversized T-shirt to wear. Guests are asked to stuff the shirts with balloons. After some time the stuffed friends will battle it out trying to knock the balloons of each other’s shirts. “Kung Fu Fighting”

Hula Hoop Pass
Guests hold hands in a big circle while DJ Billy Zee hangs the hula-hoop on person’s arm. The hoop must be passed around the circle without breaking the hands, by moving your body through the hoop. When the music stops, whoever has the hoop around them, is out. This continues until there is only one person left. A “hoop off” will be held for the last two contestants.

Long Noodle Pass
Everyone stands in a circle. A swimming noodle is passed around the circle between their legs without using their hands. When the music stops, who ever is touching the noodle is out.
This can also be played as a relay race with teams passing the noodle to the other end of the dance floor.

Grab Bag
Grab bags are created with giveaways, gag gifts or valuable prizes. Each guest gives their place card to DJ Billy Zee who will raffle off the grab bags throughout the event. The winner must show everyone their prize. This can be fun as DJ Billy Zee will ask the winner to choose the next place card, select their best friend, select someone who is funny, select someone who is a winner, select someone who has 25 cents, etc…. Grab bags with prizes need to be supplied.

Mummy Wrap
1 person is the mummy and a team of 4 or more are the wrappers. A roll of toilet paper is given to the wrappers, who will wrap the mummy. You can also include bows, ribbons, hats, glasses to accessorize the mummy. Mummies will be judged by applause. Toilet paper and accessories need to be supplied.

It is always fun to go under the limbo stick provided by DJ Billy Zee Jamaica mon. You may also do this as a couple or team event with more than one going under at the same time.

Freeze Dance
A great dance tune is played and all the dancers must freeze when the music stops. Dancers who remain standing still may get a small prize from DJ Billy Zee. Changing songs and telling people what to do like put your hands in the air when the music stops adds more fun.

Name That Tune
Choose a category or group of music to name that tune. Movies themes, Broadway, Beatles, rap, country, 80s, 70, 50 – 60s, current…. Groups or single players.

True colors
DJ Billy Zee will play a song with the name of a color in the title. Guests who know the title must stand on the color lei that matches their answer.

Jelly Bean Jar
A jar is filled with Jelly Beans and is placed at the entrance table.  Each person must write on a piece of paper their guess and their name. The person who guesses the closest wins the jelly beans and a prize. You must supply and count the jelly beans and give the answer to DJ Billy Zee.

Football, baseball or soccer toss
Either a three foot inflatable football, baseball or soccer player is supplied with a bucket of balls to throw into a netted opening of the inflatable player. The balls are made of a soft material.

Monkey dance
A 5 foot inflatable monkey is passed around a circle to the music. When the music stops, the guest must enter the circle and dance to the music they hear. A large inflatable Rabbit and jester is also available. Inflatable skeletons and Frankenstein is available for Halloween.

Parachute Time
A larger parachute will be spread out with balls to bounce around as guests hold the ends of the parachute. DJ Billy Zee will also direct guests to perform different movements. This is just like gym class with music added. Smaller parachutes are available for small rooms and little children.

Giant Volley Ball
A 48 inch in diameter Volley Ball for gyms or outside events to be bounced around the room. Huge balloons are also available.

Relay Races
Teams of 10 or more compete in a battle of speed by racing each other with an additional challenge like holding a balloon between their legs. DJ Billy Zee can create customized relay races based on the interests of the guest of honor.  For example, small soccer balls can be kicked up to the next team member, inflatable guitars played and passed, inflatable birthday cakes balanced, balance a crab on a bat, etc…

Decades Dance
Popular dance styles will be played from the 1920’s to today. Short clips of songs will be mixed of different styles from the Charleston to the Stanky Leg.

Partner Dance
A mix of dances that involve having a partner will be played. The best couple will be able to perform all of the dances together like swing, tango and partner Macarena.

Shadow Dance
Great for a father daughter dance or partner teams. Two lines are created on the dance floor. Face your partner as they dance to the song playing. You must dance like your partner on DJ Bily Zee’s command. You are your partner’s shadow.

Musical Chairs Scavenger Hunt
Players will come to the dance floor with a chair and sit down. DJ Billy Zee will call for something like a “napkin”. The players run to find one. While they are gone, a chair or two is removed. The person who comes back and doesn’t have a seat is out.
A standard scavenger hunt can be played with out the chairs.

Poker Hands
DJ Billy Zee will give everyone a playing card. Later guests are asked to find others who have cards to create a full house, flush, straight, etc….

A,B,C, or D dance Floor
Four corners of the dance floor are marked A,B,C, and D.  Questions with 4 multiple choice answers about the guest of honor are asked to those standing on the dance floor. Guests must go to the corner of the dance floor that matched the correct answer. Write
out 25 – 30 trivia facts about you from your favorites to your dog’s name. Add the number of times or years you participated in something, anything about your interests in life, your favorite things, etc….

All of the the kids stand in a circle around the guest of honor. The guest of honor will choose one partner to slow dance with as the music starts. When DJ  Billy Zee stops the music and says “snowball,” the boy and girl have to choose someone else from the circle to dance with. This continues, with the number of dancing couples gradually increasing with a “snowball” effect, until everyone is dancing and enjoying themselves.

Ocean Wave
A blue fabric is held across the dance floor and raised up for guests to run underneath. This is great for a beach party theme.

Dr. Seuss Rap
A drum beat is playing, while a guest tries to wrap on the microphone the rhyme from a Dr. Seuss book. The book and hat will be provided.

Partner Macarena
Find a partner and stand side by side. Your partner will do the right-hand motions of the “Macarena” and you will do the left-hand motions.

Spotlight Dance
Spotlight is shown on a group or one person dancing. Best group or person dancing is chosen to take stage to the song of their choice. Best performance wins.

21 Cup Pyramid
A team relay race where each team must stack 21 cups into a pyramid one cup at a time. The first row will have 6 cups, the second row 5 cups, etc….  One person at a time must stack one cup to build the pyramid. After a player has placed their cup, they go to the end of their line and the next player does the same thing. If the pyramid falls down during the building process, the team member on the dance floor has to rebuild the pyramid before their team can proceed. First team to build a pyramid wins.

Huggy Dance
When a song stops playing, DJ Billy Zee will call out a number. If the number is 5 then guests must hug in a group of five. If the number is 7 then guests must hug in a group of seven, etc………Anyone not in a group of that number is out.

Grand Entrance
Bring in the guest of honor with a tunnel of long balloons held by the guests standing in two lines. Glow necklaces can also be used to create a light tunnel as 2 people hold the end of the light necklace.

Worst Dance Contest
Not everyone can dance so we will try to find the worst dancer in the group. Guests form a circle and when the spotlight shines on a guest, they go to the center and dance their most horrific dance steps. Judge by applause for the worse dancer.  Guests who can dance can create a bad dance to try and win.

The Big Squeeze
Divide into 2 large groups and form the shape as a group that DJ Billy Zee calls out. For instance, the group will form the shape of a square, football, pencil, a dog, the letter Z, etc…. First team to successfully form the shape as a team wins a point.

Guest Dj
Winner gets to choose one song to play behind the DJ booth. They will use the microphone to announce the song and scratch into the mix!

Circle of Friends
At the end of the night, guests stand in a circle as a slow song is playing. Each guest has the opportunity to say something to the guest of honor as the microphone is passed around.

Not so Newlywed game
Questions are received from guests to ask the not so newlyweds. The couple is asked the questions and answers are revealed just like the TV show “The Newlywed game.

The shoe couples game
An anniversary couple is given each other’s shoe to represent an answer for the wife or husband. If the answer pertains to the wife then her shoe would be held up. This can also be done with pink and blue items to represent the wife and husband.

Follow me Dances
All of the line dances can be taught including: Electric Slide, Cha cha Slide, Bootie Call, Mississippi Cha cha slide, Cotton Eyed Joe, Love Shack, Alley Cat, Chicken Dance, YMCA, Hand Jive, Stroll, conga, shout,…..

Many line dances have been created by DJ Billy Zee including follow dances to:
The Time Warp, Shake Senora, Ice-cream & Cake, Dance & Shout, Caribbean “napkin” dance, The Bird, swing, square dance calls, Rock & Roll Pt 2, Hands Up, We are Family, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Little Bitty Pretty One, Dollar Wind, Shag, Hot Hot Hot, Switch, Blues Brothers, Shake a Tail Feather, …… more

Outdoor Games
A fun outdoor party is going to include summer time music and fun activities. Don’t forget the traditional outdoor games like balloon toss.

Many kindergarten & elementary children’s music & activities are also available as well as seasonal activities for the holidays.

Billy Zee’s All Request DJ      410 633-2639